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  1. What Do I Do If Lightning Strikes My Home?

    As we enter June, summer storms and lightning strikes will become more frequent. June, July, and August account for the most lightning strikes every year. North Carolina ranks 3rd in lightning fatalities in the United States over the last 50 years. Approximately 600,000 homes are struck by lightning every year. In 2014 there were about […]

  2. What is Tripping My Circuit Breaker?

    As seasons change, different parts of your electrical systems may see heavier workloads. With summer looming, homeowners may find they are making frequent trips to their basements to switch on tripped or flipped breakers. Generally, tripped breakers are caused by either overloaded circuits, shorts in wiring, or grounded wires.

  3. 5 Maintenance Tips To Prepare Your Home For Summer

    Water damage is among the leading homeowner’s insurance claims. As summer approaches, it is important to prepare your home’s plumbing for vacations and weekend getaways. Routine and proper maintenance is key to avoiding expensive, catastrophic failures of your plumbing systems.

  4. Is Your Water Heater a Time Bomb?

    If your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan, it might be a time bomb. Traditional, tank-style water heaters typically last 10 to 15 years, though we are seeing a trend toward even shorter lifespans. We have compiled a few questions to help you diagnosis the condition of your water heater and the […]

  5. Are Low-Flow Fixtures Worth It?

    In the past, low-flow water fixtures have had a reputation for not performing as well as traditional faucets, shower heads, and toilets. However, low-flow technology has improved significantly in the last decade, and installing low-flow water fixtures in your home is an excellent way to reduce energy consumption and save money. If you are on […]

  6. Steps for Tankless and Traditional Water Heater Maintenance

    Regular and proper maintenance is the key to maximizing the efficiency of your water heater and ensuring you have hot water when you need it. Whether tankless or traditional tank-style, water heaters will succumb to age much sooner when they are not properly maintained.

  7. How Gas Pipe Bonding Protects Your Home

    In North Carolina, summer storms roll in with plenty of spectacular lightning. According to NOAA, North Carolina ranks 3rd in the nation for the number of fatalities due to lightning strikes. Practicing storm safety is vital for families in Wake Forest. It is important to make sure your home is ready for bad weather as […]

  8. Additional Ways to Prevent Moisture in Your Crawlspace

    Traditionally, homes in the Wake Forest area have been built with vented crawlspaces. It was believed that venting the crawlspace of a home would allow air to circulate and reduce the accumulation of moisture. However, we now know venting crawlspaces actually introduces high levels of humidity and moisture, which can lead to the development of […]

  9. Energy Efficient Tankless Water Heaters

    As homeowners are faced with the task of replacing aging appliances, many consider how to make their homes more energy efficient. One appliance that is particularly easy to upgrade is the water heater. Knowing that traditional tank style water heaters can use as much as 30% of a home’s energy, savvy homeowners are looking to […]

  10. How a Tankless Water Heater Can Save You Money

    Homeowners are always looking for ways to make their homes more efficient to save on energy costs and contribute to a greener lifestyle. While many methods used to increase energy efficiency are more practical to employ during the building phase, there are always ways owners of older Raleigh homes can make their homes more efficient. […]

  11. How to Protect the Electric Wires and Plumbing Under Your House

    Like most houses in the Raleigh area, your home is probably built on a vented crawlspace. Traditionally, it was believed that vented crawlspaces allow the air underneath to circulate, allowing your house to breathe. While it’s true that vents do circulate air within a crawlspace, when you consider the hot, muggy summers we have in […]